Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Two years later

It is two years ago today that I received word of my mother's death at the age of 72.
I would like to thank the J-land community (as was) for their support at the time and since.
Although I miss my mother every day, her deteriorating condition in the years up to May 2008 meant that her passing was a blessed relief.

Thanks to all.


  1. Mothers are very special and close to our hearts. I'm sympathizing with you today.

  2. Guido, I understand that sentiment all too well. It's going to be five years for my dad this summer (the day after my birthday) and as much as I miss him, I too wouldn't wish him back as I know that he is not suffering anymore and is in a much better place with the love of his life, my mom... I wish you peace and comfort in knowing that she is not suffering and you, as a good son, are keeping her memory alive with love. Good on ya Guido!

  3. Mothers are very special people ~ never to be forgotten always have a special place in our hearts ~ Ally x

  4. I remember that sad day. I am just glad we were here for you as you have been for us. I know you will always miss her, mine has been gone since October 8, 1987 & there's hardly a day that goes by that I don't think of her. Linda in Washington

  5. Mothers and Fathers are very special people. My Father died in 1961 when I was only nine and I still miss him even though they say time is a great healer. My Mother and stepfather have both died in the last 10 years leaving a large hole in my life.

  6. Sorry your Mom couldn't have been with you longer but glad you realize it was for the best for her sake. You are a good son.

  7. My mother told me to pay any debt that I believed I owed her to the next generation.
    I thought I did that when I taught my own daughter to respect all life.
    Only now I realise she meant a whole generation of human beings and now I am left wondering how I can ever pay the debt I owe.

  8. I am who I am because of my mother. I never heard her say an unkind word against anyone. Seeing someone in a predicament she would say.. "There but for the grace of God go you or I".
    It is so easy to open a little door in my minds eye to pay her a visit down the years. I go there when I need to smile and gather strength.
    Like your Mum Guido, she was a loving and beautiful example to her family.
    Two years now? There is no time in heaven She is with you now and always will be.
    God bless her and you.

  9. Thinking about you especially today Guido...Each year brings us closer to a reunion..
    Love Syil xx

  10. 2 years guido??i remember it well my friend,sad time indeed for wishes,mort

  11. May 1 sneaked up on me this year. It doesn't seem like it has been two years already.